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Audiologist Fort Collins CO

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E N T Associates Of North Co
(970) 460-3294
2121 E Harmony Rd Unit 350
Fort Collins, CO
Services
Our practice provides care for adults,children and infants. We are in network for most insurance companies.
Hours
SundayClosed
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Hearing Rehabilitation Center
(970) 674-7004
1217 E Elizabeth St Ste 9
Fort Collins, CO
Services
Hearing Testing,Dispensing of Digital Hearing Aids,Hearing Aid Checks and Servicing,Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs).
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday10:00 AM - 08:00 PM ,Tuesday10:00 AM - 08:00 PM ,Wednesday10:00 AM - 08:00 PM ,Thursday10:00 AM - 08:00 PM ,Friday10:00 AM - 08:00 PM ,Saturday10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
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All About Hearing
(970) 744-4830
3820 Grant Ave
Loveland, CO
Services
CHANGE TEXT SIZE »Products & Services We offer the largest selection of styles and manufacturers, personalized care and the best pricing in Skagit and Island counties. There never has been a better time to... “Hear What You’ve Been Missing. Open Fit HearingInstruments have completely revolutionized the hearing industry by actually making people want to wear hearing aids! They feel light, you hear clearly, it’s that simple!Try them at home, at the office,at your place of
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Hearing Rehab Center Inc
(970) 744-4491
2980 Ginnala Dr Unit 102
Loveland, CO
Services
As Audiologists, our job is to help people hear better, not to just sell them a product. It is important for a person with a hearing loss to understand their hearing loss and be educated on their options. We feel that through education, we can spread the word that it is okay to wear hearing aids and that when properly fit, hearing aids really DO work!! Technology is only as good as the person operating it. All of our Audiologists and hearing professionals are thoroughly trained on the latest hea
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SundayClosed
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Parker Center For Audiology
(303) 731-2542
11211 S Dransfeldt Rd Ste 133
Parker, CO
Services
What Can I Expect?Our audiologists will perform a thorough assessment of the hearing, beginning with a history interview. Questions will focus primarily on hereditary factors, exposure to workplace, military, or recreational noise, and medications prescribed for medical conditions.Audiologicial EvaluationAfter considering a patient''s history and performing a visual inspection of the outer ear, the audiologist will perform an audiological evaluation composed of a series of tests. The results of
Hours
SundayClosed ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Advanced Hearing Services, LLC
(970) 460-3297
2001 S Shields St J2
Fort Collins, CO
Services
Diagnostic Hearing Evaluations. Offer the latest Digital Technology with Connectivity to Phones and TV. Free Demonstrations.
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Thursday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Friday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Hearing Rehab Center Inc
(970) 744-4491
2980 Ginnala Dr Unit 102
Loveland, CO
Services
As Audiologists, our job is to help people hear better, not to just sell them a product. It is important for a person with a hearing loss to understand their hearing loss and be educated on their options. We feel that through education, we can spread the word that it is okay to wear hearing aids and that when properly fit, hearing aids really DO work!! Technology is only as good as the person operating it. All of our Audiologists and hearing professionals are thoroughly trained on the latest hea
Hours
SundayClosed
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Boulder Community Hospital
(303) 857-5339
1100 Balsam Ave Audiology Dept
Boulder, CO
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SundayClosed
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Family Hearing Center
(303) 731-2529
2770 Arapahoe Rd
Lafayette, CO
Services
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Sunday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Monday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Saturday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment
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Lakewood Hearing & Speech
(303) 731-2141
3110 S Wadsworth Blvd Ste 107
Denver, CO
Services
Our Services: We provide services that are specifically tailored to your hearing needs. Our comprehensive hearing assessments to allow us to provide you with a hearing product that is customized meet your hearing needs. We work with you to find the best hearing healthcare products within your budget.Assistive Listening Devices and FM Systems: We provide information and guidance on use of assistive listening devices, such as amplified telephones, FM transmitter systems, and infrared systems. Thes
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Air-Bone Gap - What’s That?

by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.

A man wrote:

After three years of badgering, (and constant reminders that I was getting tired of repeating myself) my 84 year old aunt finally went to an audiologist for a hearing evaluation.

Upon finishing the audiogram, she was told to go see an ENT, in order to have her “Air-Bone Gap” evaluated. I’ve never heard of an air-bone gap before. What the Sam Hill is it anyway?

Good question. The reason for this strange and oxymoronic-sounding term, and the cause of your confusion, is that this term is really just a contraction audiologists use instead of saying, “The results of your air-conduction hearing tests and the results of your bone-conduction hearing tests don’t match each other because your air-conduction tests gave much poorer results than your bone-conduction tests.”

The difference (or gap) between these two lines plotted on your audiogram is the air [conduction] – bone [conduction] gap or air- bone gap for short. For example, if your audiogram showed an air- conduction hearing loss of 70 dB while your bone-conduction test results only showed a 40 dB hearing loss for a given test frequency, then the difference between them in this case would be an air-bone gap of 30 dB (70 – 40 = 30).

In case you are interested, air-conduction tests evaluate your ability to hear sounds traveling through the air in your ear canals, then vibrating your ear drums, which in turn vibrate the three tiny bones in your middle ears and then transmit these vibrations via the oval window to your cochlea.

In contrast, bone-conduction tests evaluate your hearing by placing a bone oscillator (vibrator) on the mastoid bone behind your ear. This directly vibrates your skull and thus your cochlea, which is embedded in your skull - thus effectively bypassing your ear canal, ear drum and middle ear bones.

If there is a difference between the air-conduction and bone- conduction test results, this indicates problems somewhere in your outer or middle ears. This could be something such as wax (or “junk”) in your ear canal blocking incoming sounds, a hole or other problem in your eardrum, fluid in your middle ear, damage to your middle ear bones (for example—otosclerosis), etc.

That is why if there is an air-bone gap you typically want to see an ear specialist to find out why. The good news is that often these kinds of problems can be fixed by an ear specialist...

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